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[gavel] >> good afternoon, welcome to the san francisco board of supervisors meeting of tuesday, november the 18th, 2014. madam clerk, could you please call the roll? >> supervisor avalos? avalos present. supervisor breed? breed present. supervisor campos? campos not present. president chiu? >> present. >> chiu present. supervisor cohen? >> present. >> cohen present. supervisor farrell? >> present. >> farrell present. supervisor kim? >> here. >> kim present. supervisor mar? mar present. supervisor tang? tang present. is supervisor wiener? wiener present. supervisor yee?
yee present. mr. president, you have a quorum. >> ladies and gentlemen, could you please join us in the pledge of allegiance? i pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america, and to the republic for which it stands; one nation under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. >> colleagues, we have our october 7, 2014 board meeting minutes. could i have a motion to approve those minutes? motion by supervisor mar, seconded by supervisor farrell. without objection those meeting minutes are approved. [gavel] >> madam clerk, are there any communications? >> yes, mr. president, i received a commune caution from the office of supervisor campos that he will not be present in the chamber today. >> and with that, why don't we go to our 2:00 p.m. special order. madam clerk? >> the first item of business is the mayor's appearance before the board. no questions were submitted
from eligible supervisors representing the even districts. the honorable lee is present in the chamber and is welcome to address the board of supervisors for up to five minutes. >> under the city charter, the mayor is to appear in front of our board once a month and with that i welcome mayor lee. if you have any comments you'd like to make. >> good afternoon. thank you, president chiu, members of the board, and thank you for our residents being here today as well. since there are no formal questions, what i want to do is just say thank you to the board of supervisors for working with me on so many important measures that were passed by our voters last election. we have a very strong foundation going forward for the next 25 years for our children's fund and our public education enrichment fund. you have my promise to continue that foundation and provide the programs to support for families. we, of course, passed a very difficult yet successful
transportation bond and i want to work with all of you to reduce traffic fatalities in the city. so, a strong commitment of all the projects identified for vision zero, there is some 40 of them now. we have made progress and completed nine of them and we will be completing even more aggressively. these pedestrian safety programs. ~ we have passed a strong parks measure that helps with families yet again and we have an embraced housing goal of 30,000 units of housing with at least a third of them firmly affordable low-income, and we will be aggressive in building that housing. finally, i just want to say again, thank you to the entire board for joining me in raising our city's minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2018. this is all part of a strong affordability agenda and i look forward to working with all of you. with that, i will also say
congratulations to our department of animal care and control. they have with their friends identified today as the mayor of san francisco for freda day. so i'm going to go out and take a picture of our favorite dog and make sure we support our animal care and control division. with that, going back to work and thank you very much. congratulations to all of us. >> thank you, mr. mayor. and with that, why don't we go to our consent agenda. madam clerk. >> mr. president, supervisor campos is not in the chamber. if he is not excused, i will call his name and he will be marked absent. >> is there a notion to excuse supervisor campos? motion by supervisor farrell, seconded by supervisor kim without objection, supervisor campos is excused. [gavel] >> and with that, why don't we go to our consent agenda items 1 through 13. >> thank you. aye telemundo 1 through 13 comprise the consent calendar. these item are considered routine. if a member objects, an item may be removed and considered
separately. >> colleagues, would anyone like to sever any of these items? with that, roll call vote on items 1 to 13. >> supervisor kim? kim aye. supervisor mar? mar aye. supervisor tang? tang aye. supervisor wiener? wiener aye. supervisor yee? yee aye. supervisor avalos? avalos aye. supervisor breed? breed aye. supervisor chiu? chiu aye. supervisor cohen? cohen aye. supervisor farrell? farrell aye. there are 10 aye. >> those ordinances are passed, ordinances adopted and motions approved. [gavel] >> item 14. >> item 14 is an ordinance to amend the planning code to amend the definition of formula retail and large scale controls. >> roll call vote. >> on item 14, supervisor kim? kim aye. supervisor mar? mar aye. supervisor tang? tang aye. supervisor wiener? wiener aye.
supervisor yee? yee aye. supervisor avalos? avalos aye. supervisor breed? breed aye. supervisor chiu? chiu aye. supervisor cohen? cohen aye. supervisor farrell? farrell aye. there are 10 ayes. >> the ordinance is finally passed. [gavel] >> item 15. >> item 15 is an ordinance to amend the administrative code to authorize the director of health to enter into managed care contracts with the provision of serve is he to individuals covered under federal and state programs. >> colleagues, same house same call? this ordinance is passed on first reading. [gavel] >> next item. >> item 16 and 17, mr. president, are two resolutions to retroactively authorize the recreation and park department to accept and expend a grant of $117,000 from a release construction for improvements to pathways and a grant of 248,000 from o.c. jones and son for the renovation of the baseball diamond at hertz playground from [speaker not understood]. >> colleagues, same house same
call? this resolution is adopted. [gavel] ~ >> aye next item. >> item 18, sap and expend the grant in 7 99,000 sebastianverx considerx for disease program entitled eth 500s racial approaches to community health heart healthy s.f. . >> same house same call? this resolution is adopted. [gavel] >> next item. >> item 19, resolution to support the consolidated plan goals for the federal funding for the fiscal year 2015 through 16 community development block grant emergency solutions grant and the housing opportunities for persons with aids. >> same house same call? this resolution is adopted. [gavel] >> next item. >> item 20 is an ordinance to amend the administrative code to provide a street light policy. >> supervisor wiener. >> thank you, mr. president. colleagues, this legislation will for the first time put into place clear policies and
directives around the street light system in san francisco. as you know, street lights and the level of lighting on our streets have a direct impact on the lives of everyone in our city. they enhance public safety and neighborhood quality of life. they support an active nighttime environmental. but our street light system unfortunately is failing and has been failing for quite sometime. san francisco's existing street lights are old. they were installed in an era when our streets were envisioned more as freeways for the sole purpose of moving car traffic along and they have many millions of dollars of deferred maintenance. my office, and i'm sure all of your offices as well, receive frequent phone calls and e-mails from constituents concerned over the lack of lighting along a particular street or a street light that's been burned out for weeks or a street light that is tall because it's focused more on lighting the street as opposed to the sidewalk that a street
[speaker not understood] reaching the sidewalk. a well maintained street light system is a very important priority for this city and yet our street light system continues to struggle. we really do not have a proactive effort to modernize or upgrade our street light system. one of the challenges for the public and for our city agencies as well is even figuring out who owns what particular street light, whether it's the san francisco puc or pg&e. currently about 60% of street lights are maintained by the city and 40% are maintained and owned by pg&e. i've held two oversight hearings at the land use committee on street lights over the last few years and one of the significant issue that we've identified has been inconsistent maintenance practices between the puc and pg&e and the challenge that our residents often have in trying even to figure out who or where to call when a light
needs service. last year a street light on guerrero street collapsed and fell over into the middle of the street. luckily no one was injured. when the puc investigated, it found that the entire corridor on guerrero from market street to cesar chavez street was -- each and every light needed to be replaced. they were deteriorated and in terrible shape. this is a public safety issue that we absolutely should not have. unfortunately, when the puc did replace those lights, it did so without converting them to pedestrian-scale lighting and without upgrading them to led technology. this is an example of a major missed opportunity. we should be upgrading to l-e-d to save energy and to increase lighting levels and we should be transitioning our street light system to provide better lighting for pedestrians on sidewalks. the city's response to street light issues is both piecemeal and reactive.
we haven't even allocated necessary resource he to think long term. the puc until very recently was spending a mere $250,000 a year to maintain almost 25,000 street lights. earlier this year i worked closely with the mayor's office and the puc to identify $9 million in new funds to help deal with some of the massive deferred maintenance on our street lights and that is a step forward, but it is not enough. today's legislation will provide a policy framework for how the city addresses its street lights. this is a vision for our street light system. it's a policy that will apply to all agencies including the s.f. public utilities commission and other agencies during street light projects. it clearly defines it is the city's policy to have a single municipally owned and managed street light system. it will make it the official policy for san francisco for the puc to eventually acquire pg&e street lights.
it will make it the official policy of san francisco to include pedestrian level lighting when there is a need to do so. it will make it official city policy to upgrade all of our street lights to l-e-d lighting and it will provide a clear and consistent time frame for responding to maintenance issues, specifically 48 hours from the reporting of a burned out light to the light being fixed. colleagues, i ask for your support today and i want to thank supervisor cohen and supervisor breed for their co-sponsorship. >> colleagues, can we take this item same house same call? without objection this ordinance is passed on first reading [gavel] >> item 10 '02 1 is a [speaker not understood] to occupy portion of the public right-of-way to construct and maintain various improvements for the below grade automated waste collection system to be located within the candlestick point hunters point phase 2 redevelopment project areas and making the requisite findings.
>> colleagues, same house same call? this resolution is adopted. [gavel] >> next item. ~ ~ >> item 22, grant to revoke permission to communities to occupy a portion of the public right-of-way to construct and maintain improvements within hickory street between octavia and laguna streets and making the required findings. >> same house same call? this resolution is adopted. [gavel] >> next item. >> mr. president, items 23 and 24 together? item 23 and 24 are two resolutions that authorize the fire department to donate an obsolete ambulance and 30 obsolete self-contained breathing apparatuses respectively to the emergency medical services academy and fire sciences program of city college of san francisco. >> colleagues, same house same call? these resolutions are adopted. [gavel] >> item 25. >> item 25 is a resolution to determine that the issuance of a type 64 general theater liquor license to 53 3 sutter street will serve the public convenience. >> same house same call? this resolution is adopted. [gavel]
>> next item. >> item 26, resolution to urge the successful resolution of negotiations between the san francisco unified school district and the united educators of san francisco to avoid a strike and an interruption to the education of san francisco students. >> same house same call? this resolution is adopted. [gavel] >> next item. >> item 27, orbittionv to amend the administrative code to authorize the department of public health to designate a city department to carry out various functions within the administration of the cat ostrich illness program for city employees and their family members. >> same house same call? ~ this measure is passed. next item. [gavel] >> item 28, ordinance to amend the environmental code to revise the meeting scheduled reexistents for the urban forest recouncil. >> same house same call? ~ this ordinance is passed on the first read. [gavel] >> next item. >> item 29 is a motion to appoint deborah hardy and [speaker not understood] to the mental health board, ~ term ending january 31st, 2015. >> same house same call?
this motion is approved. [gavel] >> and with that, it is precisely 2:30. we have two special commendations today. the first will be offered by supervisor farrell. >> thank you, president chiu. i want to see if the members of presidio restoration advisory board are here. please come on up. so, i'll begin talking as they come up to the podium. please come on up to the podium here. colleagues, a we all know in 1994 the army leftedth presidio after 150 years of occupancy and left a ton of environmental issue to be resolved by members of the community. 1999 the presidio trust and national park service and the army signed an agreement transferring responsibility of clean-up to the presidio trust. and with the help of multiple government agencies, private organizations and public groups began environmental remediation program, transform a so many other things have transformed in the presidio in the past few
decade, into an amazing asset for our city and for our counseltry. and key to that success what the formation and citizens volunteering on behalf of our city ~ for the presidio restoration advisory board. these members served as an exchange of information. earlier this year they held a final meeting after a culmination of 20 years and we talk a lot about public service and volunteer efforts and this is, i think almost tough to grasp, being involved for that long and all of your hard service. certainly someone who grew up, my father was in the military. [speaker not understood]. the px, commissary [speaker not understood], i do remember shopping there for groceries, but people spent so long taking such care of the presidio and really shaping it to be what it is today. it's just heart felt thanks. a few highlights i wanted to mention. their work included removal of 19,000 yard of lead and
contaminated sediment from mountain lake. removal of 32 thou yards of landfill and incinerator waste and reestablishment of several hundred feet of creek channel in head waters of the watershed. capping five acre landfill to support the public field. thank you on behalf of my children who play there. excavation of 20,000 yards of petroleum and solvent impacted [speaker not understood] fresh and saltwater marsh expansion. giving the incredible undertaking but not only the presidio ha gone through, but so many people and agencies, and in particular the volunteers, i thought it was really appropriate that we honor them here at the board of supervisors chambers at the culmination of all of your efforts. i want to recognize a few people who are not here, a number of individuals who were very instrumental. jan blum, doug kern, [speaker not understood], john, edward, john chester, [speaker not understood], gloria [speaker not understood], jim, tony,
barbara and sarah seeing. ~ seigel. the three members who are here, mark duncan, julie monahan, [speaker not understood]. thank you on behalf of our entire city. someone who has been in the presidio my entire life, it is through the efforts of so many, but in particular yours a jewel and will be for generations for people in san francisco and the bay area and the country. for us on behalf of the board of supervisors, thank you for all of your efforts. plea know how much we all appreciate it. it's what makes san francisco tick and so great. i want to thank you and offer you the chance to say a few words. but thank you so much. (applause) >> [inaudible] just a patient experience for us. to some extent we felt we represented a feeling in san francisco and the greater bay area of really caring about a
new national park and a clean environment. so, we are just three of about 88 people who served on this board over the 20 years. although the two of us all happened to have served either 19 or 20 years, and mark was our chairperson for 18 of those years and did a great deal of research. so was instrumental in bringing about the clean up. >> just at the conclusion, i'd just like to stress the importance of citizen in67c.103 and community oversight in the process at the presidio and how effective it was in changing the outcome of the clean up and making the presidio a successful place. so, thank you very much ~. (applause)
from one mayor to another mayor. so, colleagues, as you know, supervisor tang and i have been working very, very hard with the community to try to improve our support for animal care and control. animal care and control, of course, is our city agency that is charged with animal welfare in san francisco with addressing the need of abused and neglected and abandoned animals. it is our social safety net organization for animals in san francisco and unfortunately animal care and control has really not been adequately funded or staffed for a long time and we see the results every day and we're working to try to change that. and recently friend of animal
care and control, wonderful nonprofit organization that raises money to support the work of the agency and is really a critical ally to animal care and control held its 25th anniversary gala and supervisor tang and i both had the honor of attending. and dean clark here today very generously supported that event on behalf of freda his dog. it has been a long time active member of our dog and animal lover community and has been a strong supporter of various organizationses. and, so, we wanted to bring him in today and honor him. and particularly honor mayor freda or madam mayor or honorable mayor freda as i like to call her. she is a rescue dog as you can see. she is well dressed and also
very well-behaved chihuahua, with the perfect balance of sass and smarts and sweetness, although her term in city hall is short lived and mayor lee will continue after freda is done, her message is, of course, timeless that we need to support animal care and control. and, so, mayor freda, want to welcome you and i'll turn it over to supervisor tang. i want to acknowledge [speaker not understood] from animal care and control who is here. and, so, i'll turn it over now to supervisor tang. >> thank you, supervisor wiener. thank you, mayor freda, for being here today. i can get more cameras on you than some other people who are here. i think mayor freda is really a great example of how much rescue animals can add to our lives. i notice because my family, we adopted a dog from animal care control about six years ago and i really can't imagine our family without nishka. so, we really want to thank
dean for being an advocate, of course. thank you for your support of our city's own animal shelter leer. like dean, our office is a huge supporter of sacc. we're proud of this organization and what makes them so unique is not only can you adopt cats and dogs, but you can adopt birds, reptiles, rabbits, guinea pigs and any other dough mess ~ domesticated animal you can imagine. [speaker not understood]. she helped us spread the word and it's about the great work of acc. so, i do want to thank jane tobin and lisa [speaker not understood], co-presidents of friend of acc. they've been wonderful partners with the department. and mayor, welcome as our acting director of acc.
so, in closing i just wanted to extend to mayor freda and dean a special invitation. we actually have a party in our office every december, it's our second annual holidays with kitens and we host our if ~ furry animalfrom acc. we'd like freda to join us if she'd like to. with that thank you for all of your work and your contribution to our wonderful organization. ~ >> i know how to get her to bark. anybody want to applaud? (applause) >> that's about as close to a bark as you're going to get. she's very well mannered.
and congratulations to mayor freda. with that, colleagues, why don't we skip over our 3:00 p.m. special order until 3:00 p.m. and proceed to our committee reports which are items 41 and 42, the retail worker boulevard. madam clerk. >> item 41 and 42 were considered by the budget and finance committee at a special meeting on monday, november 17th. the committee forwarded the items as committee reports. they were recommended as amended but with the same title. item 14 1 is an ordinance to amend the police code to regulate the operation of formula retail establishments including requiring employer to offer additional hours of work when available to current part-time employees and require successor employers to retain employees for 90 days upon a change in control of business. item 42 is the ordinance to amend the police code to require formula retail establishment to provide employ
employees two weeks of changes to work schedules compensation for schedule changes less than 7 days notice and use on call shifts and to provide part-time employees with the same starting rate as hourly pay access to time off and eligibility for promotions as provided to full-time employees. >> supervisor mar. >> thank you. colleagues, i wanted to start off by saying thank you so much to president david chiu and our co-sponsor david avalos and supervisor campos for their support of what we feel is a groundbreaking piece of legislation, formula retail workers bill of rights. i'd also like to thank our city attorneys francesca [speaker not understood], joshua white for drafting the ordinance and hours and hours of time spent on this and a shout out to our recently retired deputy city attorney paulette who began working on this ordinance quite a while ago, many, many months ago. finally i'd like to thank david levitt from [speaker not
understood] and visa long the way as well. all families need strong wages, stable hours, and sane schedules to build a good life in san francisco. however, many of our neighbors who serve our food, stock our shelves, and sweep our floors have job that grant too few hour on too short notice and require them to be at the beck oned call of their employer ~. in san francisco we've been experiencing extreme working crisis for family with inequality growing at one of the fastest rates anywhere. this is due in part to the influx of higher professional workers particularly in the tech sector, but it's also due to the steady growth of workers in low-wage service sector jobs and the poor quality of those jobs. thousands of part-time workers just live paycheck to paycheck, but also hour to hour because
of abusive on-call scheduling and a lack of job equity for part-time and on call worker. our communities have been grappling with these economic hag including the cost in housing costs, and [speaker not understood]. members of my own family work and have worked for large retail chains like the gap, starbucks, mace i. [speaker not understood] lack of hours and unpredictable schedule. i talked to a mother of three who worked at mcdonald's for ten years. we heard many stories in our committee hearings over and over again documenting the impacts on many worker in our city, many of them women and largely from immigrant and communities of color. but this one mother of three going to work every day was ff